Sir Isaac Newton predicted the end of the world in 2060.
So it seems Sir Isaac Newton not only discovery gravity – he also predicted the end of the world.
The renowned British scientist based his study on extensive reading of biblical texts and said the world would “reset” in 2060 when the Earth would once again become the “Kingdom of God”.
“It may end later, but I see no reason for it ending soon,” he wrote under the alias “Jehovah Sanctus Unus”.
The prediction is discussed in Florian Freitstetter’s “Isaac Newton: The A-hole Who Reinvented the Universe”.
“Newton spent a great deal of time with the study of religious texts and tried to build a chronology of past events to get all those stories sorted and into. . . order,” Freitstetter writes.
“He was convinced that future events were already ordained by God. From the Bible, Newton extracted some “prophetic” time periods.
“For him, 2060 [would be] a new beginning; maybe accompanied by war and catastrophes but ultimately the start of a new divine era.”
Newton was born in January of 1643 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire in England and died when he was 84 in March of 1727 in Kensington, Middlesex in England.
And Newton isn’t the only scientist to have predicted the end of the world – Stephen Hawking completed his own theory just two weeks before his death. Besides discovering gravity, he developed the three laws of motion which form the basic principles of modern physics and his discovery of calculus led the way to more powerful methods of solving mathematical problems.
The physicist was a co-author to a mathematical paper in which he sought to prove the so-called “multiverse” theory which imagines the existence of many separate universes other than our own.
The paper predicted how our universe will eventually fade to darkness as the stars run out of energy.
He has also previously suggested the Earth would turn into a giant ball of fire by 2600.